By Ndagi Suleiman
African and Egyptian football club giants Al-Ahly have fined Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Magdy Mohamed Morsy, known by the nickname Afsha after the 26 year old missed a crucial penalty in an Egyptian premier league game against Future FC.
Unfortunately the former African champions, Ah-Ahly were held to a 1-1 draw at home in the game which they would have won if not for Afsha’s misbehavior.
The club issued a statement on Monday stating that the player was fined for volunteering to take a crucial penalty kick without permission despite the presence of the coach’s preferred penalty taker Ali Maaloul.
The Reds had conceded a late equalizer and were awarded the stoppage-time penalty which Afsha went ahead to take and was denied by the bar.
Ahly’s winning start to the Egyptian Premier League season came to a halt following the 1-1 draw against 10-man Future FC on Friday.
During the post match briefing,Ahly coach Marcel Koller said he was surprised by what Afsha did when Maaloul was still on the pitch.
Al Ahly are still top of the log with 19 points from seven games and will visit Pharco FC in the week eight game on Tuesday.